Protecting Seniors

Kuster Calls for Action from Congress to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs in Energy & Commerce Hearing

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**Kuster’s legislation, the Ensuring Access to Lower-Cost Medicines for Seniors Act, would help to ensure Medicare beneficiaries receive the full benefit of affordable generic drugs** **The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE** **Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, participa... Read more »

Kuster, Carter Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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**Reps. Kuster and Carter introduced a previous version of this legislation in the 116th Congress** Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) introduced the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act. This bipartisan legislation creates a new grant program to install carbon monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and low-income individuals, as ... Read more »

Kuster, DeGette Lead Letter Urging Department of Health and Human Services for Transparency, Best Practices In Medicare and ACA Contract Proposals

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Diana DeGette (CO-01) sent a letter to Seema Verma, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, urging for transparency in the upcoming Contact Center Operations (CCO) contract proposals. The CCO contract operates 1-800-MEDICARE and the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM... Read more »

N.H’s nursing homes are among the hardest hit in U.S., but received little federal aid

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Nursing homes have accounted for nearly 82% of New Hampshire’s total COVID-19 deaths, the highest rate in the county. Yet, in the most recent round of funding, they have received the third-lowest amount of funding per home, only behind Maine and Vermont. The most recent round of nursing home grants, announced in late October, were distributed to nursing homes that kept “new COVID-19 infection and ... Read more »

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $26M in Federal Support for New Senior Housing Facility in Franklin

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the Peabody Home in Franklin $26 million in direct loans to construct a senior housing facility. The federal dollars were awarded through the... Read more »

Kuster Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Government Funding Bill

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Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement after voting to support bipartisan legislation that would prevent a government shutdown at the end of the month. The bill passed the House with a 359-57 vote. “I am pleased that the House worked to advance critical bipartisan legislation that will prevent a harmful and unnecessary government shutdown,” said Kuster. “As our country c... Read more »

NH Delegation Announces $11 Million in CARES Act Funding to Help Protect and Care for N.H. Nursing Home Residents

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Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced $11.4 million in funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help New Hampshire nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the funding will help hi... Read more »

Kuster, Smith Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Telehealth Services in Nursing Facilities

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This week, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Rep. Adrian Smith (NE-03) introduced the Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations (RUSH) Act of 2020 in the House of Representatives. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would increase access and use of telehealth services in skilled nursing facilities. Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the Senate companion version of the bi... Read more »

Kuster Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Vaccinate More Seniors

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Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined her colleagues, Representatives Donna Shalala (D-FL), Larry Buschon, MD (R-IN) and Phil Roe, MD (R-TN), to introduce the Senior Immunization Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that would eliminate out-of-pocket costs for vaccines covered under Medicare Part D and improve vaccines awareness and education for beneficiaries. “Vaccinations are a criti... Read more »

Open Enrollment for Health Care Begins Today!

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Dear Friend, Are You Covered for 2020? Open enrollment for the health care exchange begins today! Granite Staters have until December 15 to visit healthcare.gov to sign up for coverage, make changes to your existing plan, or to find more information. If you don’t get insurance through your employer, Medicare, or Medicaid, I encourage you to shop the plans to make sure that you and your family are ... Read more »